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Greece Daily Tours
Greece Daily Tours

Daily tours in any part of Greece, can be arranged for both individuals and groups who are looking for a fully escorted tour to suit your exact preferences. You can decide about your own itinerary with a private tour guide.

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Greece Mainland Tours
Greece Mainland Tours

The Greek mainland is very often overlooked by tourists. The travel agents outside of Greece get little information about anything except the most popular Greek islands, and a couple of the well-known sites like Olympia.

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Athens Tours
Athens Tours

Here is our guide with information about sightseeing in Athens.Please find below links about tours and sightseeing in Athens. These are the most popular sights in Athens strongly recommended to visit: The Plaka, Athens Acropolis, Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens Museums.

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Corinth Tours
Corinth Tours

Corinth (Greek Island) is an ancient city about 48 miles west of Athens on the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.

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Mykonos Tours
Mykonos Tours

Mykonos island is part of the Cyclades islands group in the Aegean Sea. Mykonos is, with Santorini and Crete, the most famous and popular Greek islands and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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Santorini Tours
Santorini Tours

The island of Santorini Greece or Thira is located in the Cyclades islands, in the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is, along with Mykonos and Crete, the most famous holiday destinations in Greece.

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About Greece - Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos)

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ABOUT MYTILINI - MITILINI (LESVOS)
Like other great cities Mytilini is built upon seven hills and is full of history. Mytilini is in fact one of the most culturally enlightened citiesAbout Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Guide, About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Tour, Greece Destinations Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Tours Guide, About Greece in Greece perhaps due to its proximity to the coast of Asia Minor where the ancient Greeks flourished until 1922 when they were forcefully evicted by the Turks. Many of these Greeks had property in Mytilini and many Mytilinians had businesses in Asia Minor. For this reason the museums are full of interesting remnants of the last three thousand years of history and the town itself contains monuments, houses, churches, schools and other buildings from the various historical periods. But it is the Mytilini of today that holds the most interest for many because it is a small and manageable city full of great restaurants, cafes, nightlife and friendly, intelligent people.

When you arrive by boat at 7 in the morning it is quiet. The city spreads from the large harbor up into the hills behind it and is crowned by an enormous castle whose foundations were laid during the time of Justinian on the ruins of an even more ancient fortification. This castle About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Guide, About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Tour, Greece Destinations Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Tours Guide, About Greeceis surrounded by a pine forest that reaches down to the shore and the public beach. In the summertime the castle is used for performances of traveling groups of musicians, theater, opera and music and art festivals. In fact it is one of the best places to hear a concert in Greece. The castle is well worth a trip and a walk around the promontory will give you a whole new perspective of the city because it is like being out in the wilderness with horses and donkeys grazing on the hills that lead up to the fort. If you continue to the back side of the city you will come to the old bordellos and the old harbor.

The waterfront comes alive with traffic by 8 and stays that way until just after 1 pm when the stores close and everyone goes home for lunch and siesta. By early evening the city is alive again with activity. This is not your typical quiet Greek island village but it is certainly a very entertaining place. The main street is lined with cafes that seem to be full year round. For the rest of the island Mytilini is the big city. Smaller villages send their children here for high-school. People come from all over the island to do their shopping since there are super-About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Guide, About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Tour, Greece Destinations Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Tours Guide, About Greecemarkets in the true sense of the word, with aisle after aisle of products, imported and domestic. There are cultural activities, concerts of all styles of music, basketball tournaments, an indoor swimming pool and of course the city is the center of island Government, not only for Lesvos but for Lemnos too.

The marketplace is one of the most active in Greece with shops of every variety and closed to automobile traffic while the stores are open. There is ample evidence of the plentiful fish in Lesvos waters and prices are low. When I arrive by ferry in the early morning I usually spend an hour or so wandering around, checking out the fish and buying sardeles pastes or pastourma (dried spiced beef-like pastrami) to bring as gifts to my friend Tryphon to serve with ouzo in his cafeneon on the far side of the island. It is hard to imagine a more interesting way to spend a morning and the shops contain a variety of items that you won't find anywhere else and to me are more entertaining than a museum. If you require strong coffee to get you going to the small traditional looking cafe right across the street About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Guide, About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Tour, Greece Destinations Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Tours Guide, About Greecefrom the yogurt shop (that has the best yogurt in the world). It is called the Musico Cafeneon and it is on the corner of Komninaki street. if you are just getting off the boat it is a great place to gather your thoughts and drink an espresso or two. The owner is a woman named Martina and she or one of her staff can answer any questions you have upon arrival. If you are staying in the city, day or night it is a great place to hang out.

There is a line of fish tavernas on the far side of the harbor and of these, the last one called Stratos is particularly good and is where we go but the others are also good as some of my readers and frequent visitors to the island have told me. The city itself is a maze of small streets that defies drivers to find their way out once they have ventured in too deeply. Behind the town is the ancient harbor which used to be connected to the new harbor by a canal. The city sits upon the site of the ancient city and traces of a shipyard, remains of the ancient agora and fragmentary sections of the Roman aqueduct are located at Apano Skala near the old harbor.About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Guide, About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Tour, Greece Destinations Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Tours Guide, About Greece
There is also an ancient theater above Apano Skala.

In the middle of the harbor connected by a narrow causeway lined with fishing boats is a small cafe-ouzerie which is one of the finest places to sit, have an ouzo and a mezedes and watch the ships leave for Athens at sunset. In the afternoon it is full of old fishermen, making lures as they drink their coffee or ouzo. It's a fine vantage point to watch the lights of the city come on as darkness approaches. Scattered throughout the city are cafeneons that serve ouzo and excellent mezedes. Which are the best? The most crowded ones of course so wander around till you hear loud voices and music and if you see a large number of tables and old men smoking and talking you are on the right track. If they are singing then you have stumbled upon someplace special.
About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Guide, About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Tour, Greece Destinations Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Tours Guide, About Greece
There are many churches of interest and also renowned neo-classical mansions scattered throughout the city, particularly in the old aristocratic neighborhoods. Mytilini has been a prominent intellectual center in the Aegean from ancient times to the present. As evidence are the nearby Theophilos and Teriade Museums which contain collections that any gallery in the world would be honored to have in their possession. One of the most interesting neighborhoods is the area between the waterfront and the castle with a mixture of old Turkish houses and mansions.

There are banks, tourist agencies, car rental offices, and shops of every type. The accommodations and entertainment facilities in the city and suburbs, which are surrounded by greenery and located by the sea, have every modern convenience. Many of the hotels are on the roaAbout Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Guide, About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Tour, Greece Destinations Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Tours Guide, About Greeced to the airport and if you are staying there a car is helpful though the city's bus service can keep you from feeling isolated and taxis are cheap. Many people stay out there because of the beaches which are right across the street. But if you are a city person you may want to stay at one of the hotels that is in the center. Visiting all the sights and the museums but especially wandering around the city, the market and the neighborhoods, gives one the knowledge and understanding of a place that is truly Greek.

But my favorite places in the city are the cafeneons and ouzeries that are hidden on back streets where afternoon parties are spontaneous and common. To find you have been bought a drink by your neighbor at the next table and then being asked to join the party is an honor and a lot of fun. The people of Mytilini are intelligent, warm and generous who love good food and engaging conversation. FueledAbout Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Guide, About Greece Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos) Tour, Greece Destinations Mytilini - Mitilini (Lesvos), Greece Tours Guide, About Greece by ouzo, a pleasant lunch can last until early evening and the people who hours before were strangers at the next table can begin to feel like blood brothers and soul-mates. As in any town or city in Greece or the world, it's not the buildings or the scenery that make a place special. It's the people.

 
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